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The aforementioned term "water horse" is a catch-all for water spirits of equine form, whether permanent or [[ShapeShifter part of the time]]. Most are part of North-West European folklore and none are hippocamps as defined by Classical Mythology, but they may be depicted in the form of a hippocamp.

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The aforementioned term "water horse" is a catch-all for water spirits of equine form, whether permanent or [[ShapeShifter part of the time]].time]], such as the Scottish kelpie. Most are part of North-West European folklore and none are hippocamps as defined by Classical Mythology, but they may be depicted in the form of a hippocamp.


** The franchise has had hippocamps among the Little Ponies in the first, third, and fourth generations. They're usually called "seaponies", and are sometimes treated as an additional pony type in addition to the core trifecta of earth ponies, unicorns and pegasi.

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** The franchise has had hippocamps among the Little Ponies in the first, third, and fourth generations. They're usually called "seaponies", and are sometimes treated as an additional the fourth core pony type in addition to the core trifecta of earth ponies, unicorns and pegasi.


* Creator/{{Terrytoons}}: An aged sailor in "The Sailor's Home" claims to have married a mermaid in his youth. He and she rode a hippocamp to the surface, where bride and mount abandoned the sailor upon approaching a ship.

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* Creator/{{Terrytoons}}: There are two examples by Creator/{{Terrytoons}}:
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An aged sailor in "The Sailor's Home" claims to have married a mermaid in his youth. He and she rode a hippocamp to the surface, where bride and mount abandoned the sailor upon approaching a ship.ship.
** In "Oceans of Love", the royal underwater mounts look like real-life seahorses except for the fact they have two front legs. Equally so, their movement resembles a horse walking rather than a seahorse swimming.


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* An aged sailor in the Creator/{{Terrytoons}} short "The Sailor's Home" claims to have married a mermaid in his youth. He and she rode a hippocamp to the surface, where bride and mount abandoned the sailor upon approaching a ship.

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* Creator/{{Terrytoons}}: An aged sailor in the Creator/{{Terrytoons}} short "The Sailor's Home" claims to have married a mermaid in his youth. He and she rode a hippocamp to the surface, where bride and mount abandoned the sailor upon approaching a ship.

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* An aged sailor in the Creator/{{Terrytoons}} short "The Sailor's Home" claims to have married a mermaid in his youth. He and she rode a hippocamp to the surface, where bride and mount abandoned the sailor upon approaching a ship.


* Pirate Island of ''VideoGame/Grandia1'' features elongated aggressive fish as enemies. These are called marine gang in the Japanese version and are renamed hippocamps in the localization despite not at all looking like horses.

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* ''VideoGame/Grandia1'': Pirate Island of ''VideoGame/Grandia1'' features elongated aggressive fish as enemies. These are called marine gang in the Japanese version and are renamed hippocamps in the localization despite not at all looking like horses.



* ''Tiny Castle'': Hippocamps are among the creatures that can be raised. Unlike normal hippocamps, these have a human torso.

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* ''Tiny Castle'': ''VideoGame/TinyCastle'': Hippocamps are among the creatures that can be raised. Unlike normal hippocamps, these have a human torso.


* ''Website/Neopets'' has the Peophin species. Fish tail, one set of (usually gold) front hooves, horse head with long mane, fin ears, and a golden helm with a jewel in the center.

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* ''Website/Neopets'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' has the Peophin species. Fish tail, one set of (usually gold) front hooves, horse head with long mane, fin ears, and a golden helm with a jewel in the center.


* Pirate Island of ''VideoGame/Grandia1'' features elongated aggressive fish as enemies. These are called marine gang in the Japanese version and renamed hippocamps in the localization despite not at all looking like horses.

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* Pirate Island of ''VideoGame/Grandia1'' features elongated aggressive fish as enemies. These are called marine gang in the Japanese version and are renamed hippocamps in the localization despite not at all looking like horses.


* "Het Zwarte Zeepaardje"[[note]]The (Little) Black Seahorse[[/note]] in the first ''Nahomi'' album by Didier Chrispeels. In it, the titular seahorse saves the ocean god's son and is rewarded by being made one of the mounts that draw his chariot. All the other mounts are hippocamps.

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* There's "Het Zwarte Zeepaardje"[[note]]The Zeepaardje"[[note]]"The (Little) Black Seahorse[[/note]] Seahorse"[[/note]] in the first ''Nahomi'' album by Didier Chrispeels. In it, the titular seahorse saves the ocean god's son and is rewarded by being made one of the mounts that draw his chariot. All the other mounts are hippocamps.



* The wild sea horses in "The Sea Horses" by Creator/WilliamHopeHodgson are a mix of {{unicorn}}s, white horses, and hippocamps. Nebby is obsessed with the wild sea horses his diver grandfather Zacchy tells about, for which the elderly man makes him a hobby-horse of wood and the tail of a bonito. Zacchy goes as far as to pretend it's a real sea horse locked between life and death while on land to indulge the boy's imagination. He also ends up telling Nebby that sea horses are the mounts of [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]], unintentionally turning his grandson into a HeavenSeeker. When Nebby is brought along on the barge, severe misbehavior causes Zacchy to give him an ultimatum: either the boy apologizes to the crew or he'll return the sea horse to the seafloor. Nebby refuses, planning to use the diving gear to retrieve his sea horse himself later. Unsurprisingly, he drowns. Zacchy goes mad with grief and scours the seafloor for days to find his grandson's body until a storm rolls in and he hears Nebby singing the "Ballade of the Sea-Horses". Zacchy cuts off the air supply to reunite with his boy and ride the sea horses with him. Meanwhile, the storm pushes the lost hobby-horse up unto the waves like a true sea horse.



* Myth/ClassicalMythology: Hippocampi were chiefly an artistic phenomenon in Ancient Greece and Rome; they appear in friezes and on coins, but most myths use regular if aquatic horses for the role. Exceptions include the ''Argonautica'', which specifically refers to "two-hooved" horses of Poseidon. They often appear winged and as pullers of Poseidon's chariot. Chapter 22 of the ''Physiologus'' is where the term "hydrippus" comes from. The religious nature of the book casts the hydrippus as a prophet, specifically [[Literature/BookOfExodus Moses]], whom the other fish have to follow in order to reach God.

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* Myth/ClassicalMythology: Hippocampi were chiefly an artistic phenomenon in Ancient Greece and Rome; they appear in friezes and on coins, but most myths use regular if aquatic horses for the role. Exceptions include the ''Argonautica'', which specifically refers to "two-hooved" horses of Poseidon. They often appear winged and as pullers of Poseidon's chariot.
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Chapter 22 of the ''Physiologus'' is where the term "hydrippus" comes from. The religious nature of the book casts the hydrippus as a prophet, specifically [[Literature/BookOfExodus Moses]], whom the other fish have to follow in order to reach God.


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* Pirate Island of ''VideoGame/Grandia1'' features elongated aggressive fish as enemies. These are called marine gang in the Japanese version and renamed hippocamps in the localization despite not at all looking like horses.


* ''Film/{{Aquaman}}'': The people of the underwater kingdom of Xebel use hippocampi [[SeahorseSteed as mounts]], although they are never named in the movie, and the concept art [[CallAPegasusAHippogriff calls them "Sea Dragons"]], in reference to the oddly named seahorse species the Leafy Sea Dragon.

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* ''Film/{{Aquaman}}'': The people of the underwater kingdom of Xebel use hippocampi [[SeahorseSteed as mounts]], although they are never named in the movie, and the concept art [[CallAPegasusAHippogriff calls them "Sea Dragons"]], Dragons"]] in reference to the oddly named leafy and weedy seadragons, real-life seahorse species the Leafy Sea Dragon.relatives.


* ''Film/{{Aquaman}}'': The people of the underwater kingdom of Xebel use hippocampi [[SeahorseSteed as mounts]], although they are never named in the movie, and the concept art [[CallAPegasusAHippogriff calls them "Sea Dragons"]].

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* ''Film/{{Aquaman}}'': The people of the underwater kingdom of Xebel use hippocampi [[SeahorseSteed as mounts]], although they are never named in the movie, and the concept art [[CallAPegasusAHippogriff calls them "Sea Dragons"]].Dragons"]], in reference to the oddly named seahorse species the Leafy Sea Dragon.


* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': The hippocampus' debut was in the ''Monster Manual'', and they've been around on and off since. They tend to be silver, blue or sea-green, and have fins instead of hooves and manes. They're the mount of choice of tritons and sea elves.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': The hippocampus' debut was in the 1st Edition ''Monster Manual'', and they've been around on and off since. They tend to be silver, blue or sea-green, and have fins instead of hooves and manes. They're intelligent ChaoticGood creatures that are usually seen as the mount of choice of tritons and sea elves.








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* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': Sea Horse Baian of Poseidon's Mariners has hippocamp armor. Contrary to the usual half-horse & half-fish look of the hippocamp, this one is a regular horse with only the tail replaced by a fish's. Additional fins are added here and there.

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* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': Sea Horse Baian of Poseidon's Mariners has hippocamp armor. Contrary to the usual half-horse & and half-fish look of the hippocamp, this one is a regular horse with only the tail replaced by a fish's. Additional fins are added here and there.



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* ''Literature/UnderTheSparklingSea'', a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' picture book released in 2013, introduces sea ponies and mermares. Sea ponies resemble striped seahorses with equine heads and two large winglike fins, while mermares are much larger than regular ponies, have mermaid-like fish tails and long manes, and are noted to be shy and very fast swimmers. Mermares of this sort are seen again in the IDW comics' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDWIssue13To14 Friendship Ahoy]]" arc.



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* ''Film/{{Aquaman}}'': The people of the underwater kingdom of Xebel use hippocampi [[SeahorseSteed as mounts]], although they are never named in the movie, and the concept art [[CallAPegasusAHippogriff calls them "Sea Dragons"]].

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* ''Film/{{Aquaman}}'': The people of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' features the underwater kingdom of Xebel use hippocampi [[SeahorseSteed Sirens as mounts]], although its primary antagonists. While they are never named remain in human shape for most of the movie, and their true form is that of large, monstrous hippocamps [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial capable of flying through the concept art [[CallAPegasusAHippogriff calls air]], but their merchandise artwork depicts them "Sea Dragons"]].as land-based ponies. They later make a cameo appearance in the main series, showing up in their monstrous merhorse forms in a flashback in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E26ShadowPlayPart2 Shadow Play - Part 2]]".
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' features seaponies redesigned as more traditional hippocamps, with finlike manes, large flukes for tails, winglike fins on their backs, and forelegs tipped with fins. It's revealed that the sea ponies were originally [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent hippogriffs]], but their queen turned them into their current form with the [[TransformationTrinket Pearl of Transformation]] to escape the Storm King's attack of their home. Once he's defeated, some sea ponies choose to become hippogriffs once more while others remain in the water. When the main characters are turned into sea ponies by the Pearl, their design is somewhat different; they retain their original front halves, manes and hoof-tipped legs, while gaining a small dorsal fin sporting their cutie marks; the winged ones gain the other sea ponies' trailing fins, while the flightless ones don't.



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* ''Film/{{Aquaman}}'': The people of the underwater kingdom of Xebel use hippocampi [[SeahorseSteed as mounts]], although they are never named in the movie, and the concept art [[CallAPegasusAHippogriff calls them "Sea Dragons"]].
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* ''Blood Brothers'' by [=DeNA=] counts the Armored Hippocamp and the Chariot Hippocamp among its possible familiars.
* ''Tiny Castle'': Hippocamps are among the creatures that can be raised. Unlike normal hippocamps, these have a human torso.

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* ''Blood Brothers'' by [=DeNA=] counts Myth/ChineseMythology has the Armored Hippocamp Longma, or dragon-horse. Dragons in eastern myth are associated more with water than fire. A Longma will sometimes appear from beneath a river and bestow blessings or honors to someone who has earned heaven's favors.
* Myth/ClassicalMythology: Hippocampi were chiefly an artistic phenomenon in Ancient Greece and Rome; they appear in friezes and on coins, but most myths use regular if aquatic horses for
the Chariot Hippocamp among its possible familiars.
* ''Tiny Castle'': Hippocamps are among
role. Exceptions include the creatures that can be raised. Unlike normal hippocamps, these ''Argonautica'', which specifically refers to "two-hooved" horses of Poseidon. They often appear winged and as pullers of Poseidon's chariot. Chapter 22 of the ''Physiologus'' is where the term "hydrippus" comes from. The religious nature of the book casts the hydrippus as a prophet, specifically [[Literature/BookOfExodus Moses]], whom the other fish have a human torso.to follow in order to reach God.



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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has had hippocamps among the Little Ponies in the first, third, and fourth generations. They're usually called "seaponies", and are sometimes treated as an additional pony type in addition to the core trifecta of earth ponies, unicorns and pegasi.
** The second year of Generation 1 introduced three new types of ponies to diversify the all-Earth Pony cast of the first year, those being {{Unicorn}} Ponies, {{Pegasus}} Ponies, and Sea Ponies. Sea Ponies are seahorse-based Little Ponies and for years were the mermaid equivalent of Little Ponies. Then came the eleventh year, which coincided with the release of the SpinOff ''Toys/MyPrettyMermaids'', and the Fancy Mermaid Ponies hit the market. These are literally mermaid versions of Little Ponies. This leaves the Sea Ponies in a nice middle position between hippocamp and seahorse, because there's also one comic page that shows an actual, Pony Friends-style seahorse. Her design is distinct from that of the Sea Ponies.
** Mermaid Ponies and mermaid versions of existing ponies were released at the end of Generation 3.5.
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
*** ''Literature/UnderTheSparklingSea'', a picture book released in 2013, introduces sea ponies and mermares. Sea ponies resemble striped seahorses with equine heads and two large winglike fins, while mermares are much larger than regular ponies, have mermaid-like fish tails and long manes, and are noted to be shy and very fast swimmers. Mermares of this sort are seen again in the IDW comics' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDWIssue13To14 Friendship Ahoy]]" arc.
*** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' features the Sirens as its primary antagonists. While they remain in human shape for most of the movie, their true form is that of large, monstrous hippocamps [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial capable of flying through the air]], but their merchandise artwork depicts them as land-based ponies. They later make a cameo appearance in the main series, showing up in their monstrous merhorse forms in a flashback in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E26ShadowPlayPart2 Shadow Play - Part 2]]".
*** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' features seaponies redesigned as more traditional hippocamps, with finlike manes, large flukes for tails, winglike fins on their backs, and forelegs tipped with fins. It's revealed that the sea ponies were originally [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent hippogriffs]], but their queen turned them into their current form with the [[TransformationTrinket Pearl of Transformation]] to escape the Storm King's attack of their home. Once he's defeated, some sea ponies choose to become hippogriffs once more while others remain in the water. When the main characters are turned into sea ponies by the Pearl, their design is somewhat different; they retain their original front halves, manes and hoof-tipped legs, while gaining a small dorsal fin sporting their cutie marks; the winged ones gain the other sea ponies' trailing fins, while the flightless ones don't.

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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has had hippocamps among the Little Ponies in the first, third, In ''[[Film/DavyJonesLocker Davy Jones' Locker]]'', DavyJones is presented as a LordOfTheOcean and fourth generations. They're usually called "seaponies", and are sometimes treated as an additional pony type in addition to the core trifecta of earth ponies, unicorns and pegasi.
** The second year of Generation 1 introduced three new types of ponies to diversify the all-Earth Pony cast of the first year, those being {{Unicorn}} Ponies, {{Pegasus}} Ponies, and Sea Ponies. Sea Ponies are seahorse-based Little Ponies and for years were the mermaid equivalent of Little Ponies. Then came the eleventh year, which coincided with the release of the SpinOff ''Toys/MyPrettyMermaids'', and the Fancy Mermaid Ponies hit the market. These are literally mermaid versions of Little Ponies. This leaves the Sea Ponies
appropriately travels in a nice middle position between hippocamp and seahorse, because there's also one comic page that shows an actual, Pony Friends-style seahorse. Her design is distinct from that of shell chariot pulled by hippocamps. A seahorse serves as the Sea Ponies.
** Mermaid Ponies and mermaid versions
parking valet of existing ponies were released at the end of Generation 3.5.
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
*** ''Literature/UnderTheSparklingSea'', a picture book released in 2013, introduces sea ponies and mermares. Sea ponies resemble striped seahorses with equine heads and two large winglike fins, while mermares are much larger than regular ponies, have mermaid-like fish tails and long manes, and are noted to be shy and very fast swimmers. Mermares of this sort are seen again in the IDW comics' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDWIssue13To14 Friendship Ahoy]]" arc.
*** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' features the Sirens as its primary antagonists. While they remain in human shape for most of the movie, their true form is that of large, monstrous hippocamps [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial capable of flying through the air]], but their merchandise artwork depicts them as land-based ponies. They later make a cameo appearance in the main series, showing up in their monstrous merhorse forms in a flashback in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E26ShadowPlayPart2 Shadow Play - Part 2]]".
*** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' features seaponies redesigned as more traditional hippocamps, with finlike manes, large flukes for tails, winglike fins on their backs, and forelegs tipped with fins. It's revealed that the sea ponies were originally [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent hippogriffs]], but their queen turned them into their current form with the [[TransformationTrinket Pearl of Transformation]] to escape the Storm King's attack of their home. Once he's defeated, some sea ponies choose to become hippogriffs once more while others remain in the water. When the main characters are turned into sea ponies by the Pearl, their design is somewhat different; they retain their original front halves, manes and hoof-tipped legs, while gaining a small dorsal fin sporting their cutie marks; the winged ones gain the other sea ponies' trailing fins, while the flightless ones don't.
his bar.



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* Myth/ChineseMythology has the Longma, or dragon-horse. Dragons in eastern myth are associated more with water than fire. A Longma will sometimes appear from beneath a river and bestow blessings or honors to someone who has earned heaven's favors.
* Myth/ClassicalMythology: Hippocampi were chiefly an artistic phenomenon in Ancient Greece and Rome; they appear in friezes and on coins, but most myths use regular if aquatic horses for the role. Exceptions include the ''Argonautica'', which specifically refers to "two-hooved" horses of Poseidon. They often appear winged and as pullers of Poseidon's chariot. Chapter 22 of the ''Physiologus'' is where the term "hydrippus" comes from. The religious nature of the book casts the hydrippus as a prophet, specifically [[Literature/BookOfExodus Moses]], whom the other fish have to follow in order to reach God.
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* In ''[[Film/DavyJonesLocker Davy Jones' Locker]]'', DavyJones is presented as a LordOfTheOcean and appropriately travels in a shell chariot pulled by hippocamps. A seahorse serves as the parking valet of his bar.
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* ''Blood Brothers'' by [=DeNA=] counts the Armored Hippocamp and the Chariot Hippocamp among its possible familiars.



* ''Tiny Castle'': Hippocamps are among the creatures that can be raised. Unlike normal hippocamps, these have a human torso.



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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'':
** The franchise has had hippocamps among the Little Ponies in the first, third, and fourth generations. They're usually called "seaponies", and are sometimes treated as an additional pony type in addition to the core trifecta of earth ponies, unicorns and pegasi.
** The second year of Generation 1 introduced three new types of ponies to diversify the all-Earth Pony cast of the first year, those being {{Unicorn}} Ponies, {{Pegasus}} Ponies, and Sea Ponies. Sea Ponies are seahorse-based Little Ponies and for years were the mermaid equivalent of Little Ponies. Then came the eleventh year, which coincided with the release of the SpinOff ''Toys/MyPrettyMermaids'', and the Fancy Mermaid Ponies hit the market. These are literally mermaid versions of Little Ponies. This leaves the Sea Ponies in a nice middle position between hippocamp and seahorse, because there's also one comic page that shows an actual, Pony Friends-style seahorse. Her design is distinct from that of the Sea Ponies.
** Mermaid Ponies and mermaid versions of existing ponies were released at the end of Generation 3.5.


* The sea ponies of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'', usually depicted as ponies with the hindquarters of fish and fins instead of hooves. ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' shows they can also change into hippogryphs if they want to move on land courtesy of a magic amulet.

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